Our Restaurant

We. Love. Making. Amazing. Food.

The Living Food Lab serves locally grown (sometimes as little as 2m away!), organic raw food creations that are vegan, gluten free and just plain yummy.

The Living Food Lab is a healthy teaching cafe with hand crafted salads, a granola station, juice and elixir bar, tasty entrees and beautiful sweet treats!

In Ubud we are in a quiet, secret garden in the heart of town just 75m from the Monkey Forest and tucked behind Hubud, Ubud’s premier creative community space.

Our flagship location is at the world famous Green School, Bali, giving us one of the most unique locations imaginable.

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Raw Food Experience Classes

Raw-Curious? Visit our teaching kitchen.

We offer half-day food preparation class every Saturday and Sunday morning. Saturday classes are at Green School, Sunday they are at Hubud. Classes are from 8:30-1, including a multimedia presentation and discussion on nutrition issues, the set up of a healthy kitchen, hands on living food preparation, a 5-course gourmet meal and an e-cookbook of the recipes you made.
On Saturdays, walk off your lunch with a private tour of the Green School, an absolute must for anyone visiting Bali!

Sign up for the upcoming classes here.

Check out our brochure here.


Raw Food Classes


Our food, your party. A perfect pair.


We offer catering for private dinners, parties, special events and to retreats and other residential courses throughout Bali, focusing on local, organic living food creations.

We have catered a wide range of events, from intimate plated gourmet dinner parties to yoga retreats to a staffed dinner for 60 people…with only finger food allowed!

Contact us and let’s talk about your next event!

Shhhh....Mad Scientists at Work

The people behind the Lab

Steve Munroe

Steve Munroe

Biz Muse

Steve has worked for the United Nations for the past ten years, saving the world one wretched report at a time.  Having survived miserable meals in multiple obscure locations around the globe, he became passionate about healthy, conscious foods and has finally put his wizardry with Excel sheets to good use.

Avara Yaron

Avara Yaron

Food Muse

Avara has been coming to Bali for 15 years as the manufacturing hub for fine jewelry, handbags and clothing she designed and sold worldwide.  A lifelong foodie and living food chef for the past 4 years, she owned and operated a living food catering company in Oregon before moving to Bali.

Ketut Sani

Ketut Sani

The Quarterback

Ketut is the anchor in the kitchen; she is responsible for leading the team in keeping our drinks flowing, our salad bar churning and our dessert fridge full!  She has been making living food for over 4 years.

Bu Komang

Bu Komang

Coconut Killer

Komang is from Singaraja and has been making raw food for 2.5 years.  She is a principle in the kitchen and may possibly be the fastest mango wrap maker on the planet…


Living Food Lab in Action

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Two friends share a bag of Kale Chips
LFL Menu Board

LFL Menu Board

Choose your own adventure
Wild Fermentation

Wild Fermentation

Wild Fermentation


Indonesian Vegan Society President Visiting LFL


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Contact Info

  • , Green School, Abiansemal, Bali, Indonesia
  • O +62.82 146.689.916
  • @ info(@)livingfoodlab(.)com


Musings on Food, Consciousness and Everything in Between

Hippocrates Article

When Passion and Purpose Meet

In the raw food world, there are few giants taller than the Hippocrates Institute…that is why we were so excited to get a nod in their recent issue of Healing Our World Magazine.

But why is it exciting, exactly? Given the location of Hippocrates (Florida) and the Living Food Lab (Bali), it is quite unlikely that the article is going to generate a lot of new walk-in business.

I think when you try to do something out of the ordinary, like opening a living foods restaurant at a school, you occasionally (have to) wonder if you are a little nuts…that the idea that seemed so ‘right’ in your own mind was actually completely off base.

Sometimes you have to do it anyway.

This is unquestionably a project of passion. We believe that raising children’s food consciousness is as important as anything else they will learn as school. We think it is impossible to talk about environmental stewardship without taking a critical look at our food production system. We know that the global shift towards unnatural food choices and the rise in obesity and chronic disease are linked. Fortunately for us, the Green School, Bali agrees and helped us set up shop.

So, making our way into the Healing our World magazine is exciting because we love what we do, we love where we do it, and so are happy for so many people to hear about it! (and knowing the readership is in the 300,000 range doesn’t hurt, either…)

The Living Food Lab Team

Higher Res version of the article is available here.

LFL in John Hardy’s TED Talk

Green School founder John Hardy recently gave a TED talk in Taipei, during which he talked about the Living Food Lab as an example of sustainable entrepreneurship.

Check it out!


Turmeric is Tasty


Tumeric, a rhizome in the ginger family, grows abundantly in hot, wet climates. Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor, a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger, and is probably best known as an ingredient in curry and for its vibrant yellow colour.

Turmeric is an excellent source of both iron and manganese. The bright orange color indicates that it contains a high degree of beta carotene, the compound our bodies use to make vitamin A. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, dietary fiber and potassium.

Curcumin is the primary pharmacological agent in turmeric. Keep on reading, it get’s better!!!